Target for Today - 1943
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Target for Today is the classic World War II feature length documentary showing a "maximum effort" daylight bombing mission deep into Germany. This is a new restored HD edition you won't see anywhere else
There are no actors in "Target For Today." This film was shot on location under combat conditions and features the officers and men of the 8th Air Force going about their deadly business. All aspects of an actual major raid in 1943, from early planning through final touch down and crew debriefings, are covered. Anklam. Danzig and the FW-190 plant at Marienburg are the targets hit. You'll see operations from the high command down through Divisions, Wings, Groups & into Squadrons as the missions unfold. Easy to understand graphics show how B-17 & B-24 squadrons were organized in the air for maximum defensive fire and how they were routed to deceive enemy defenses. Although inflating the strategic bombing campaign's effectiveness through 1943, this is not a sugar coated propaganda film. Heavy losses and the bomber crew's trepidation about making unescorted daylight deep penetration raids on heavily defended targets in Germany are dramatically portrayed, including fierce German fighter attacks. Over 1 and 1/2 hours of engrossing World War II footage.
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